Hello! After a fun 4th of July, I was back in my craft room and decided to change things up and make some gift tags. I used the current My Favorite Things color challenge to guide me. The colors were challenging for me because they are not colors I would typically put together! Challenges have helped to take me out of my comfort zone and forced me to try different things, which is why I am enjoying them!
I started this project by cutting out two gift tags from heavyweight card stock using my Cricut Explore Air.
Flower Birthday Tag
I stamped images from MFT’s Sending a Smile stamp set onto one of the gift tags. I colored the images and background with colored pencils. Next, I cut out a strip of patterned grey card stock and glued it to the bottom of the tag. I stamped a happy birthday sentiment onto some white card stock using purple ink. I trimmed it down and created a fishtail on one end and glued it onto the patterned grey strip. To finish the tag, I tied on some white and purple ribbon.
Bear Birthday Tag
I decided to make this tag slightly smaller. To do this, I cut off the top portion and punched a hole in the top middle. Then, I stamped images from MFT’s Beary Special Birthday stamp set. Next, I colored in the bear, balloon, and gift boxes using my colored pencils. I stamped a happy birthday sentiment onto red colored card stock using some versamark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I cut it into the same fishtail shape as my first tag and glued it down on the bottom. Instead of ribbon, I fed some twine through the hole at the top.
I plan on making some more gift tags to add to my collection, and when I do, I will share them with you! They are fun to make because you can make them for so many different occasions and in a variety of sizes. They add a lovely touch to a gift bag or box.
Thanks for stopping by!
My Favorite Things Sending a Smile, Up in the Air, Beary Special Birthday stamp sets
Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils
Memento Black Onyx Ink
Catherine Pooler ink (Pixie Dust)
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110 lb cardstock
Colored and patterned card stock
Colored ribbon and Twine (various colors and sizes)
Hero Arts white embossing powder
Cricut Explore Air 2
Cricut Tag #M43DFD Tags, Bags, Boxes & More 2